yah. sorry meant to put that in.
Yes I can type stuff after it stalls. but it doesn't really seam to do anything.
very, very, very confused.
I love linux.... but after years of being a microsoft tech sometimes linux can drive me nuts.
I'm very confused now. Well first let me say that I haven't gotten to what you said to do... Yet. what I did find: I may or may not have said that I've got the computer dual booting XP and RH8. I've had no problems in the past. but I've been working on linux for several days and it hasn't been working. this computer is always on and the only reason we restart the computer is to switch the OS. my wife was working on it last night after I gave up and she used XP. this morning after you told me what to do I started the computer and it worked fine. it went right into KDE. I shut it down and restarted and it froze at that same point. shutdown booted xp. shutdown and Red hat worked fine. so for some strange reason it'll only boot linux after booting XP.
off the subject -how do I switch boot loaders? I don't really like grub but I guess that's cause I don't know much about it. so back to the problem do you still want me to try that code? this isn't a huge deal anymore cause I never really need to reboot linux and xp will boot fine no matter what, as I said i only shut it down to switch. though I imagine it will get annoying. I don't really understand what would cause this.